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Why don't stroke patients get tpa (alteplase) therapy?

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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional

In brief: They can

If having a stroke one can receive intravenous tpa (alteplase) up to 3 hours once symptoms begin and up to 4.
5 hours in certain cases. After this intra.

In brief: They can

If having a stroke one can receive intravenous tpa (alteplase) up to 3 hours once symptoms begin and up to 4.
5 hours in certain cases. After this intra.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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In brief: Patients wait

The most common reason is they wait too long before presenting to hospital.
Current guidelines for t-pa in most hospitals have been extended from 3to 4.5->5 hours after the onset of symptoms of a stroke. Part of the problem is many patients wake up with weakness/speech difficulties, the time of onset can't be determined, the patient is ineligible.Recent major surgery or bleeding are exclusions.

In brief: Patients wait

The most common reason is they wait too long before presenting to hospital.
Current guidelines for t-pa in most hospitals have been extended from 3to 4.5->5 hours after the onset of symptoms of a stroke. Part of the problem is many patients wake up with weakness/speech difficulties, the time of onset can't be determined, the patient is ineligible.Recent major surgery or bleeding are exclusions.
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
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